DON'T MESS WITH LOUIE...
|This is ridiculous|
Adidas has designed new football uniforms for Bobby Petrino's football team. Of particular scrutiny is the stern looking bird in the helmet.
Dear sirs...what in the heck are you doing with Louie the Cardinal Bird?
I get that football is a mean, tough and tumble sport. You don't get points for niceness. This disturbed looking avian, though....that looks like he is getting ready to take a peck at this football players eye...is too over the top.
If I saw a bird like this in my backyard...I'd head back in the house and call Animal Control Services. Or Alfred Hitchcock.
This rendition of the Cardinal Bird has to go. Or, at the very least, have its progression stopped and limited just to football.
Louie the Barbarian.
|Affixing Louie the Barbarian to this uniform would be|
the only possible reason not to give Katie George a hug.
And...if they decide to give Louie the Mascot an overhaul and include this hideous facial portrayal of our university symbol and state bird...kids will be running out of the KFC YUM! Center is fear and trepidation instead of running to Louie for hugs and high fives.
Adidas, you've crossed the line.
|This is our bird. Don't mess with it|
(Uhh...the one on the left...)
If Daryl from The Walking Dead saw this thing in the woods...there'd be no hesitation in arching a arrow right through the cranium.
Walker Texas Ranger would lock it up immediately. Arnold Schwarzenegger would terminate it. Ralphie from Christmas Story would refuse to wear it and Clark Griswold would give it to his Cousin Eddie. Donald Trump would fire it. If it ever appeared as a logo on the Papa John Stadium Football carper, I'd encourage and applaud the opposing team to stomp on it.
No bueno, Adidas. This does nothing to promote the joy and excitement of Cardinal Athletics.
If our football team walks out on the field wearing these asinine, preposterous helmets (and shoes) down in Atlanta against Auburn...I hope we lose by 40.
(OK, maybe that's a bit over the top...but...please, dear God...don't take this nightmare to Atlanta..)
|This Ball State Cardinal is bad enough. The new|
Louisville Adidas Bird makes the Ball State logo
look benign and wholesome.
Stephen King might nod approvingly...but that'd just be an abomination.
What's next...a change of the saying "Louisville First, Cards Forever" to "Total Degradation and Nightmares for my Five Year Old"?
Big Red, the lovable WKU mascot with an evil grimace and blood dripping from his rotund, red body? The Florida Gator with a disembodied senior citizen dangling from his jaws?
Somewhere Hunter Thompson is smiling. Fear and loathing has finally come to Louisville.
Leave our bird alone. And bury this mistake in the sandpit for the long jump over at Cardinal Park or underneath the Johnny Unitas statue in Papa John's.